Holiday law for new employees

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Take paid holiday after just one month!

If you are new to the labour market, you no longer have to wait a whole year before you can take paid holiday. The new holiday law, which comes into force on 1 September 2020, now gives you the opportunity to take paid holiday already after the first month.

The new holiday law still accrues 25 days of holiday, i.e. 2.08 days per month. However, instead of the earning year being from 1 January to 31 December, with a period of 1 May to 30 April, as it was with the old holiday law, the new holiday law offers greater flexibility. Here you get a longer holiday period, which in future will be from 1 September to 31 December the following year. This means that you now have 1 year and 4 months to take your holiday.

You save up your 25 days of holiday on an ongoing basis from 1 September 2020, which means that after September 2020, you can already take 2.08 days of paid holiday in October.

Employed for a short time?

If you are employed in a fixed-term position or are leaving after a few months and haven't had time to use your accrued holiday days. Fear not.

Your accrued holiday days will be settled with 12.5% of the holiday entitlement salary when you resign. You will then be able to apply for your holiday pay at borger.dk when you go on holiday elsewhere without pay from your new employer where you may not have earned enough paid holiday.

If you have more questions about the new holiday law, click here, or get in touch with us through the form below.

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